About Us

Prometheus Books, founded in 1969 by the late philosopher Paul Kurtz, is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Publishing intelligent nonfiction for the thoughtful lay reader, Prometheus Books has focused on several core categories including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, atheism, humanism, current events, psychology, and true crime. Headquartered in Amherst, NY, our books have been translated into more than 50 languages.